The ins and outs, ups and downs, and glorious/not so glorious aspects of being (and becoming) a sex educator!
Curious about sex education as a career or calling but not sure where to start or which direction to pursue? Get the low-down from some of this country’s best and most prolific sexperts on how they got to where they are today, what being a sex educator entails, what not to do, and where they think their industry is going!
San Francisco State University’s
The National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC),
The Sexuality Studies Department
So You Wanna Be a Sex Educator?
Sex Ed Panel
When: March 1st, 2001; 1-2:30 PM
Where: Richard Oakes Multicultural Room, Cesar Chavez Student Center (Terrace Level)
San Francisco State University
Moderated by Christopher White, PhD
Director of Education and Training at the National Sexuality Resource Center
Megan Andelloux: Megan is a nationally certified sexuality educator through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and a board certified sexologist through The American College of Sexologists. She founded The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Rhode Island, is a contributing author in the books “We Got Issue: A Feminist Response to Cultural Attitudes On Feminism” and “Sex and Society,” a comprehensive guide to current knowledge and expert analysis of sex and sexuality and has been named the “Vagina Warrior of the Year,” “The Princess of Pleasure” and more recently, “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen.”
Reid Mihalko: Reid of ReidAboutSex.com helps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in relationships and sex lives. Reid has appeared on the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, in Newsweek, Seventeen, GQ, The Washington Post, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages. His workshops have been attended by close to 30,000 men and women. Known for his charisma, wit and emphasis on integrity, Reid travels the country teaching, coaching, consulting and collaborating on fulfilling his mission: Create more self-esteem, self-confidence and sexual health for adults in and out of the bedroom.
Carol Queen: Carol is a writer, speaker, educator and activist with a doctorate in sexology. First as an organizer in the lesbian/gay community, where she helped create one of the first gay youth groups in the United States, and later in the emerging international bisexual community, as a sex worker and a practitioner of alternative sexualities, she typically teaches and writes from her own experience and that of her communities. Queen’s practical advice and sense of enthusiasm for sex has reached tens of millions worldwide. The success of her book “Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture” is testament to the popularity of her message.
Jenna Gaarde: Jenna has spent the last three and a half years completely immersed in the field of sexual health and sex education. She spent two years as a peer educator at UC Berkeley with the Sexual Health Education Program, received her sex educator certificate from San Francisco Sex Information, has volunteered for the SFSI switchboard, the Center for Sex and Culture, and Lyon-Martin Health Services. She is also a Sex Educator for Good Vibrations. She is currently the Program Assistant as ISIS, Inc, a non-profit organization that is focused on providing youth with sexual health information via technology and new media.
Charlie Glickman: Charlie Glickman, PhD is a sexuality educator and writer. In addition to running the education programs at Good Vibrations, he also offers workshops and classes on sex-positivity, sexual shame, various sexual practices and communities, adult education principles and techniques, and male gender socialization. He is certified as a sexuality educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists. You can find out more about him at CharlieGlickman.com.